Thanks for visiting! I'm Alicia, the author of this blog, and I love sharing bits of our life here and on social media. Back in 2008, when my oldest was only a month old, I started Making Time For Mommy as a way to make time for myself and meet other moms. I hope this blog encourages you to make time for yourself, gives you ideas for family fun, and provides easy tips you can incorporate into your busy life!      ---read more about me here ---

Family Friendly Fun In The Quad Cities

Thanks to the Quad Cities for hosting my family this summer. It was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise difficult season and I’m grateful for the memories made while we explored a new area. I’ve lived in the Chicago area most of my life and had never traveled to the Quad Cities … Read more

Focusing On Emotional And Physical Health (Plus A Giveaway)

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. I can’t believe it’s almost October! You may have noticed my absence here on the blog and I apologize but I had to step away briefly. The past few months have been a blur and I’ve found myself really struggling. I have went through … Read more

Must Have For Summer Days In The Water (Giveaway)

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. One of my favorite ways to spend a summer day is in the water. Whether it’s going swimming at our local community pool or heading to a nearby lake for the day, cooling off in the water is the best way to escape the … Read more

Gift Ideas For Dads

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. If you are still looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift, or dad has a birthday coming up, you are in the right place because today I’m sharing gift ideas for dads! I have ideas for every dad on your list: For the dad … Read more

Easy Way To Remove Pesticides From Produce (Giveaway)

Thanks to Arm & Hammer for sponsoring this post. Yesterday I took my three children strawberry picking at a farm in Northern Illinois. As we sat there picking the sweet berries and putting them in the bucket, my two year old started taking some out and biting into them. As strawberry juice ran down her … Read more

Arm & Hammer Essentials Disinfecting Wipes (Giveaway)

Thanks to Arm & Hammer for sponsoring this post. I think it’s pretty safe to say that over the past year we’ve all stocked up on things that we probably never did before. Things like toilet paper. Face masks. Disinfectant wipes. Hand sanitizer. Toilet paper and disinfectant wipes were two items that I encouraged my … Read more

Redbubble: The Independent Artist Marketplace (Giveaway)

This post is sponsored by Sivan Social. All comments and opinions are my own. If you love finding unique pieces you will love Redbubble, the marketplace with over 700,000 independent artists and designers. Whether you are buying something for yourself or looking for gift ideas they have a wide variety of items for every occassion, … Read more